Having a strong presence in the automotive business since 1949, the Japanese group TOYOTOMI, located in Nagoya, also became one of the world’s largest producers of heating appliances and a leading producer of air conditioners.
Pioneer of mobile space heating
Creator of the ZIBRO paraffin heater with its new concept of double combustion chamber burner, TOYOTOMI quickly chose to put energy saving at the heart of its research and development approach. Constantly improving product performance and regularly equipping them with new technological innovations such as double combustion burner, electronic “laser” burner system or adaptive “fuzzy logic” control, TOYOTOMI continues to work to bring to tens of millions of consumers worldwide the solution to all their heating and cooling problems. TOYOTOMI, in the driving seat thanks to its more than 70 years of experience.
TOYOTOMI products are available worldwide through a strong, highly effective and qualitative network of distributors, covering the entire Japanese market, North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia.
As of 2014, the Japanese Group Toyotomi Co., Ltd. is directly represented in Europe by its own overseas subsidiary situated in the Netherlands in charge of coordinating and expanding its sales and service activities in Europe.
Toyotomi Co., Ltd. Group in figures :
Since 2015, several additional subsidiaries were established in Italy, Spain, France and Portugal from which the company wants to significantly increase the development of its business in the field of electro domestic appliances related to the comfort of homes, such as air conditioners, dehumidifiers and air purifiers, while consolidating its presence and expansion in ZIBRO paraffin heaters “made by Toyotomi”.
- Headquarters Office and Plant : Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, established in 1949 as automotive parts supplier for Toyota Group
- Second Plant : Nukata, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, established 1976
- 9 other companies within the Group, related to automotive, heat treatment, processing of plastic parts, recycling and the manufacturing and marketing of steel furniture and pellet stoves
- 2 overseas subsidiaries, Toyotomi U.S.A., Inc. and Toyotomi Europe Sales b.v.
- Annual sales : 99 billion Yen, capitalization : 44.0 billion Yen
- Total number of employees: more than 2.000 persons
- Obtained ISO 9002 certification in 1992, ISO 14001 certification in 1999 and ISO 9001 certification in 2003
- Compliant to many local and overseas safety standards around the world, CCC – ETL – GS – JIS – JET – JHIA – NF – SICAL – UL
Mr Kazuharu Nakamura founds his company TOYOTOMI KOGYO CO., LTD., where he starts to press steel body parts for TOYOTA, enabled by iconic and former President of TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION Mr Taizo Ishida.
The name TOYOTOMI is derived from the words TOYOTA and TOMI, which means “Loyal to Toyota” in Japanese and which underlines the gratitude from Mr Nakamura towards TOYOTA, how they supported him in the early years to start his own company.
At the same time TOYOTOMI refers to the famous general Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598), coincidentally Mr Nakamura was born in the same town and on the same day, as this illustrious person in Japanese history.
Soon afterwards, when TOYOTA Motors was facing a bad financial situation and in danger of bankruptcy, Mr Nakamura decided to diversify by developing under his own brandname TOYOTOMI a kerosene cooking stove and heater, which was distributed in Japan through their own sales channel.
This was the beginning of a very successful business of developing and producing products using kerosene as its main energy source, next to the steel pressing activity for TOYOTA Motors Co.
1958 – 1969
TOYOTOMI becomes the first manufacturer of kerosene heaters with infrared glass burner, awarded by the Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) for outstanding performance of industrial standardization and quality control.
During this period several plants were completed in Japan, each JIS approved for manufacturing different type of kerosene heating appliances, like wick-fed, gravity-fed, or pot-type heaters),
TOYOTOMI continued to develop more reliable, more efficient and safer products, resulting in the launch of the world’s first Double Clean heater, which was a new concept burner chimney forcing the exhaust gases to be burned once again in an upper combustion chamber.
This invention resulted in TOYOTOMI to become the first Japanese manufacturer to receive the Consumer Product Development Award from the U.S. national safety council.
After several years of only producing mechanical products TOYOTOMI started the production of electrical devices including kerosene fan heaters, electric heating appliances, ceramic fan heaters, but also electric lawn mowers or bathtub water heaters.
1971 – 1992
During this period the number of companies within the TOYOTOMI GROUP expands rapidly within Japan but also worldwide.
The automotive activities become TOYOTOMI KIKO, with factories in Japan, United States, France and Thailand.
The kerosene appliances business are managed by TOYOTOMI CO., LTD. with overseas offices in the United States and the Netherlands.
At the same time TOYOTOMI begins a large and very successful export business of their kerosene heating appliances, resulting as of 1992 in distributing to more than 100 countries worldwide.
Although already present in the air conditioning business in domestic market as of 1988, the development and production in 1993 of the portable air conditioner model TID-1800 puts TOYOTOMI on the map as a reputable Japanese manufacturer for air conditioning products. The outspoken compact design and its quit operation because of the introduction of the rotary compressor, guarantee a unique product that is sold all over the world and has been copied many times afterwards.
1994 – 2018
TOYOTOMI continues to develop during this period a wide range of air conditioning products, of the highest standard which guarantee a perfect, efficient and environmentally friendly heating and cooling of the air. The advanced INVERTER technology used in TOYOTOMI air conditioning systems, meets the highest requirements of energy saving, ensuring high performance with low energy consumption.
TOYOTOMI CO., LTD. established in Nagoya – Japan in 1949, celebrates its 70th anniversary. It now holds a 46 percent market share of paraffin heaters distributed in Japan and the world combined, with in total more than 65 million units sold.
The TOYOTOMI Group manufactures a wide range of products, including auto parts for TOYOTA MOTOR COMPANY, office furniture, kerosene heaters, pellet stoves and is developing a wide range of OEM built air conditioning and heat pumps systems.
For the satisfaction of their customers worldwide, TOYOTOMI has always kept improving the quality of their products and in near future is working hard to adapt existing products or develop new products in line with TOYOTOMI’s vision on sustainable energies.
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